The mid-west is full of small towns. Most are built along railroad tracks. The reason for this was the farmers needed someplace to take thier crops at harvest time. The farmers would drop off their grain at the elevator, and the train would stop an pick it up.
My process includes creating an acrylic wash to inspire the background, followed by a digital painting done using many transparent layers. I adjust the order and transparency of the layers until I get just the effect that I want and freeze it into a file for printing.
Each print is made after you place your order, using archival inks on archival water color paper with a white border displaying the quality paper.